Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Trestle Creek Complex Fire Info Line
July 7, lightning came through the area starting 7 fires. Two fires merged, leaving 6 fires. The fires were named Trestle 1 through 6. July 8, Trestle 1 and Trestle 4 burned together leaving 5 fires: Trestle 1, Trestle 2, Trestle 3, Trestle 5 and Trestle 6.
The latest acreage number reflects growth mostly from the overnight hours of July 31-August 1. Fire has not reached private property on any flank, and fire managers will continue to work with the Bonner County Sheriff and Emergency Management on increasing or decreasing evacuation zones. For the latest on evacuation notices, visit Messages from Bonner County Sheriff's Office : Nixle or text your zip code to 888777.
The Complex is currently being managed by a Type 3 organization from the Sandpoint Ranger District. The change in containment to 0% reflects the fact that Trestle 6 burned around all other fires in the complex, nullifying the previous containment lines, and therefore the containment percentage. There is still fireline and contingency line, but containment will increase only as fire reaches and holds at these lines. Firefighters continue to assess opportunities for direct and indirect suppression and line construction.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 09th, 2021 approx. 05:07 PM|
|Location||7 miles north of Hope, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Type 3 IC - McLarty|
|Coordinates||48.341 latitude, -116.22 longitude|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 15th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM|
Humidity, cloud, and smoke cover moderated fire behavior on 8/3, after the fire area received 0.3" of rain overnight and into the morning of 8/2. Observed fire behavior is primarily creeping, backing, and flanking.
Begin utilizing equipment to open up Road 1082 between main fire and private residences in Trestle Creek. Begin brushing and opening Trout Creek Road system on west side of Trestle Ridge to gain access to west side of the fire. Continue to scout for opportunities to open up old road systems to create access areas as well as direct and indirect lines. Continue implementing structure protection plan with Sam Owen Fire Department on structures in Trestle Creek. Deploy pumps, hose, and sprinkler systems to protect private residences. Coordinate with Bonner County Sheriff's Office for evacuation needs.
Return to hot and dry conditions expected this week with a Heat Advisory in place and valley temps predicted in the mid-upper 90s. Potential for another system by weekend with some moisture possible.